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August 22, 2008

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Mental-health resource centre saluted
The Province
Nine years ago, when her then-10-year-old son became suicidal and was eventually diagnosed with bipolar disorder, Anderson said she would spend the greater ...

Unique Collaborative Alliance Prepares to Launch a Performance ...
RedOrbit
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing, the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), ...

'Voices' arsonist gets prison
Albany Times Union
Schenectady man faces up to 16- year term in torching of two buildings SCHENECTADY -- A city man whose attorney said he struggled with voices commanding him to set fires will spend up to 16 years in state prison for a pair of arsons. Justin Swint, 19, acknowledged to Schenectady County Judge Karen Drago during sentencing Tuesday morning that he is on medication for being bipolar and ...

Months after teen's suicide, 'Yolanda's Law' advances
Boston Globe
Nicknamed "Yolanda's Law" after a Plymouth teenager who eloquently testified before legislators about her struggles with bipolar disorder, a bill aimed at improving mental health care for an estimated 100,000 Massachusetts children now awaits Governor Deval Patrick's signature.

KIDS IN THE SYNDROME MIX OF ADHD, LD, ASPERGER'S, TOURETTE'S, BIPOLAR AND MORE!
Kirkus Reviews A heart-gladdening investigation into the world of adolescents caught in the syndrome mix, and how to identify symptoms, understand the causes and embark on treatments for each condition.

Student's death is devastating tragedy
The Coloradoan
We offer support groups for those who may be struggling with depression or bipolar disorder or friends and family whose loved ones struggle with depression ...

Lansing Depression Bipolar Support Alliance
The Times of Northwest Indiana
About the group: Newly formed nonprofit organization; first met July 17. Affiliate of Depression Bipolar Support Alliance. Members hail from Illinois and Indiana. Meets weekly. Web site: www.myspace.com/dbsalansing.

Finding healthy support in the online world
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
For the first six weeks, she lurked on the perimeter. Watching. And reading. She learned that flaxseed oil might help with her mood swings. And that zinc supplements could slow the rate of hair loss caused by some of the medications used to treat bipolar disorders.

Syneron Medical's Bipolar Growth
Motley Fool
A quick look at Syneron Medical's (Nasdaq: ELOS) bipolar growth would make you think so. Unfortunately, it's probably not so much that we don't want to look ... ...

Love Sentenced To Life
KXNT
... on medication when in her words, "something went terribly wrong." Her attorneys say Love suffers from bipolar disorder and post traumatic stress syndrome.

Insane mental health
World Magazine
Torrey, a psychiatrist who specializes in helping schizophrenic and bipolar patients, founded the Treatment Advocacy Center (www.treatment ...

Bipolar man spared jail after drug confession
WalesOnline
A BIPOLAR man was spared jail after he confessed to police he was growing cannabis. William Thomas Evans, 33, of Sheppard Street, Pontypridd, ...

Mental health bed found for mother of toddler who died of drug ...
Baltimore Sun
... mental health officials said they wouldn't have a place that could treat her cocaine addiction and bipolar disorder for another six months to a year. ...

Casual Cathlamet clinic helps mental health patients re-enter society
Longview Daily News
"This has gotten me out of the house," said Stuart, who is bipolar and has fibromyalgia. "It gives me an incentive to get out of bed and get going. ...

The Anthrax Perpetrator and the Arkansas Shooter Were Taking ...
Huffington Post
A week later he wrote that his psychiatrist and counselor thought his problems "may not be those of depression or bipolar disorder, they may be that of ...

Genes may be clue to bipolar disease
The Herald
Two genes that influence the activity of nerve cells in the brain may play a key role in a person's risk for bipolar disorder, marked by dramatic swings ...

Study links genetic traits to bipolar disorder
Reuters By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two genes that influence the activity of nerve cells in the brain may play a key role in a person's risk for bipolar ...

The co-morbidities of ADHD
Manila Bulletin ... learning problems, anxiety disorders, unipolar and bipolar mood disorders, conduct and antisocial personality disorders, and substance use disorders. ...

Some Texas foster kids' doctors have ties to drug firms
Dallas Morning News This summer, The New York Times reported that three prominent Harvard University researchers responsible for discovering bipolar disorder in children - and ...

Gene Hunt Hints at Cause of Bipolar Disorder
New York Times A genetic finding could offer insights into how the body is affected by bipolar disorder.

Bipolar Disorder And Gene Abnormalities: Sodium, Calcium Imbalances Linked To Manic Depressive Episodes
Science Daily A large genetic study of bipolar disorder has implicated machinery that balances levels of sodium and calcium in neurons. The disorder was associated with variation in two genes that make components of such ion channels. Although it's not yet known if or how the suspect genetic variation might affect the balance machinery, the results point to the possibility that bipolar disorder might stem, at ...

Officer "Insensitive" as Dog Dies During Traffic Stop
ktla 5 When he answers, "I'm bipolar", the officer responds, "I can tell. You need to calm down, sir." Officer Stephens then asks for the man's driver's license ...

Understanding the 5 Types of Depression
Corsavoo.com There is, however, a form of clinical depression called Bipolar, or Manic Depression. It is often misdiagnosed because, of all the types of major depression ...

Search for missing mom
New York Daily News Audrey Grant, 50, suffers from schizophrenia and is bipolar, they said. Her son, Daily News security guard Andrew Leelam, said his mother disappeared on an ...

Many Canadians stigmatize mentally ill, poll finds
CTV.ca As a person living with a mental illness on a daily basis, I assure you having BiPolar is NOT a 'walk in the park!' The stigma associated with such an ...

Gene link discovery offers fresh hope to bipolar sufferers
icWales A SCIENTIFIC breakthrough has uncovered two genes linked to the distressing mental illness bipolar disorder.

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